Being a parent is hard. For one thing, even if everything goes perfectly, children cost a small fortune to raise. The toys alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
They start off all tiny and cute, but soon enough they become teenagers, and that is generally a pretty problematic time. For one thing, they might want you to buy them a car. That’s the least of your concerns, really.
For many reasons raising a child is not always a fun and enjoyable experience. However, a lot of people make it work, and you have to respect them for that. In many cases, the best parents have a good sense of humor about the whole experience.
If you want to feel better about parenthood in general, here are fifteen fun examples of funny parents you just sort of have to respect.
1. The Parent That Knows How To Shop In Bulk
If you can afford to shell out the money and have the space in your home, it is generally a good idea to buy certain items in bulk. You save a lot of money that way. Toilet paper is one of those products. You know there will never be a day when you won’t need toilet paper.
There are definitely curious products in these images. I can’t imagine why anyone would need so much detergent, for example. Then again, you never really know what will happen, do you?
It is always a good idea to keep a lot of bottled water on hand; that is just a fact. You can live without a lot of things for a while, but you can’t live without water for very long.
Dehydration, by the way, is a pretty ugly way to go. At first, a person experiences symptoms like headaches and a loss of appetite. Fatigue is also pretty common, as is confusion.
There are other products you should consider buying in bulk. Any food item that comes in a can, for example, should be considered. If an emergency happens, cans of beans and corn can keep you going for quite a while. Cans of soup are also a good idea. Emergencies happen, and you absolutely need to be prepared.
One of the better places to buy in bulk, of course, is Costco, which serves several countries, including the United States, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, and Australia. The multinational corporation, which has been around for decades, is one of the largest retailers in the world. The company employs over 200,000 people, and it is headquartered in the state of Washington.
2. The Parent Who Will Not Be Great At Helping the Kid With the Homework
At a certain point, unless they are literally brilliant, all parents pretty much have to admit to their children that they do not know everything. That doesn’t make the parent a moron, though; it makes the parent a human being.
Parents may try to pretend they know everything for far longer than they should, but that’s their fault and they should not be doing that.
For example, if I had a kid and that kid wanted me to help them with advanced physics homework, I would be completely and totally useless. That kid might think I was a moron. I would have to hire a tutor for my child. I barely passed physics in high school, honestly. That may have been the fault of the teacher; he was a nice enough guy and he clearly knew physics, but he just was not a very good teacher. It has been a while, true, but I barely remember a thing from that class. I don’t remember a thing from chemistry class, either. I guess it is good that I didn’t try to become a scientist. That would have been bad for science.
3. The Baby and the Bowl
I am not quite sure what the problem here is. Babies are really cute little things, sure, but they are also disgusting. Just the amount of snot they produce is enough to make you want to throw up. I am not sure you can actually make a baby dirtier by putting a bowl of ramen on its head.
Also, the bowl is protecting the baby’s head, which is definitely a good thing! If there is one thing I know, it is that babies have heads that are extremely fragile. From the way some mothers talk, you would swear that you could touch a baby’s cheek the wrong way and the entire infant would literally explode. That is not the case. I know several people who have dropped their babies. The kids didn’t turn out great, true, but it wasn’t the end of their world.
Also, ramen is delicious. In general, it isn’t great for you due to the high sodium content, but it does tend to fill you up for a very small amount of money. You can also buy it almost anywhere.
4. The Tattoos and the Kids
The tattoo really is sort of adorable.
I’m not a tattoo artist, mind you, so I’m a bit perplexed as to how a child’s drawing ended up on this person’s arm. It is sweet, though, to see. Who wouldn’t want a picture of your kid holding your hand on your arm? I am guessing that the kid drew it, and the kid did a pretty good job.
5. The Guy and His Daughter and the Shirts
For reasons I will never completely understand, this guy and his daughter switched shirts. It is sort of weird, I suppose, but they both look sort of happy, so what is the harm? Apparently the dad did not approve of her shirt, and I’m not sure why. It was a little too small, I’m guessing.
The shirt about the “trophy husband” seems to be in the style of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. That beer is produced by the Pabst Brewing Company, which has been around since 1844. While based in Los Angeles currently, it was established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The beer allegedly won an award in 1893—it might have been “America’s Best”—but that can’t really be proven.
Currently, the beer is available in many countries, including the United States, Australia, Ireland, China, and Canada.
The guy in the image appears to be wearing a Nickelodeon shirt. Nickelodeon, of course, is a pretty popular network that first started in the 1970s. Currently, it is available to over 90 million households.
Those who grew up in the 1990s remember Nickelodeon for several reasons. For example, it introduced the world to “Rugrats”, which was an animated series about a bunch of babies. It premiered in 1991, and it was popular enough that many theatrical films were produced. Those little kids had a series of adventures, and a revival is currently in the works.
Fans of Nickelodeon also remember “Doug”, which was an animated show about an adolescent boy named Doug. It started in 1991 and ended in 1994. The series was acquired by Disney, and it was retooled, and then a movie was released in 1999.
6. The Parents and the Costumes
I am not a huge fan of people who have costumes that necessitate other people, but this one is adorable. Those parents are clearly very proud, and the family is truly adorable.
You can’t help but smile when you see this particular image. Also, it might make you want to have a cup of coffee. The kids appear to be having a great time, too.
7. The Menu For the Kids
If you have ever eaten with a kid at a restaurant, you know they can be a bit indecisive. This menu, therefore, makes a lot of sense.
No matter what you order for kids, they won’t be pleased. If you order the chicken, they’ll want the sandwich. If you order the pasta, they will want the chicken. At times, you just can’t please small children.
I am kind of bothered by the sides menu, though. Who charges that much for a fruit cup?
8. The Grown Woman in the Costco Cart
This young woman named Sarah apparently enjoys riding around in shopping carts. Her father enjoys pushing her around in those carts. I don’t see what is so wrong with that. I do not think it is sad at all. Sure, she may be pushing 30, but everyone seems to be having fun. She certainly looks like she is having a great time. That’s actually a pretty nice picture of her.
As mentioned earlier in this article, Costco is a pretty great place to shop. You can get almost everything there.
You can buy enormous televisions there, and the prices on those televisions are pretty good, which is great; most of the stores also sell very reasonably priced alcohol, which is also fantastic. If you can buy vitamins, lettuce, tires, printers, mattresses, bottled water, chairs, and cheese in one store—then you know you have found a great spot in which to shop. There is a reason Costco is one of the biggest retailers out there.
9. The Mom and the Hot Doctor
You have to respect this mother for encouraging her child to go after a doctor, especially an attractive one. If your kid is going to date someone, a doctor is a great choice. Doctors tend to make a lot of money, and they are generally pretty good in emergency situations. You always want your kids to aim high.
However, the talk of poop is gross. I suppose doctors do have reasons to ask about poop, although I can’t say I have ever had one ask about mine.
Do people in relationships volunteer information about their poop these days? Is that a thing that happens? I mean, if you are living with a person and you are having intestinal problems, that person will probably know. You might volunteer that information in a vague sort of way to explain why you don’t want tacos for dinner. Who intentionally talks about their poop in graphic detail, though? Apparently, the answer to that question is people from this family.
10. The Guy in the Market
The joke is an obvious one. I like that this guy let a picture be taken and also let it be posted to social media.
That suggests he has a good sense of humor.
I spent more time than I should have trying to figure out what the logo on the shirt says. There’s something about “Alaska region”. Was this picture taken in Alaska? If so, there is a good chance that guy is frozen for several months out of the year. I respect the people that live there, and I understand why some people make that choice, but I just couldn’t manage.